OCZ CEO Ryan Petersen stated during an earnings call with financial analysts that pricing of 20/25nm class MLC NAND flash memory has bottomoted, and that in order to further boost capacities and/or reduce SSD pricing, new types of NAND such as TLC and smaller process nodes will be needed. Full details at X-bit Labs.
"It has always been our belief that SSD prices do not need to match those of hard disk drives on a per gigabyte basis in order to drive large scale adoption of SSDs. As such, it is becoming evident that SSDs are increasingly competing with hard disk drives in cost conscious market segment, a trend that is clearly positive for the SSD industry," stated Mr. Petersen.
"Given that, we believe that pricing on 25nm NAND flash has reached its bottom and in order to drive continued price decreases on a per gigabyte basis, SSD companies need to continue to introduce support for new NAND flash nodes and new technologies, such as the upcoming 20nm and 19nm nodes and TLC," stated Mr. Petersen.